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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The Impact of Christianity and Islam Upon Africa
Author:Merwe, W.J. van der
Year:1974
Periodical:South African Journal of African Affairs
Volume:4
Issue:1
Pages:17-32
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:religious conversion
Christianity
African religions
Islamization
History and Exploration
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
conversion
Abstract:Both Christianity and Islam have expanded largely at the expense of the tribal religions of Africa but Christianity has in the past lost many more adherents to Islam than Islam has lost to Christianity. Both religions have, however, profoundly affected the history and the way of life in Africa. In how far will Chris- tianity and/or Islam mould the future course of Africa in the post-colonial era? In seeking to answer this question the author examines the content as well as the progress of these religions in Africa. Sections: The religious content of Islam and Christianity - The first impact of Christianity upon Africa - Christianity defeated by Islam within its own stronghold - The impact of Islam upon Africa from the 10th to the 17th centuries - The impact of Christianity upon Africa during the colonial era - The impact of Islam upon Africa during the colonial era - The impact of Islam and Christianity upon Africa in the post-colonial era. Ref.; maps.
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